The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1096 803 957
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.97% 18.59% 20.05%
As % of the Vendors category 46.76% 37.42% 40.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1018 681 852
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2344 2146 2342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 46.98% 49.68% 49.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2080 1718 1961
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 476 £40,000 +6.66% 73
Coventry +9 126 £43,750 +12.17% 22
Warwickshire -4 110 £30,750 -18.54% 31
Staffordshire -4 81 £37,500 - 15
Worcestershire +9 57 £34,000 -9.33% 8
Solihull -4 56 £35,000 +25.00% 14
Wolverhampton +2 46 £35,000 +1.44% 10
Shropshire +7 36 £32,500 +58.53% 5
Walsall +3 16 £34,250 +9.60% 1
Dudley -3 11 £27,500 -26.66%
Herefordshire -4 10 £30,000 +20.00% 1
West Bromwich +2 9 £58,500 +80.00% 1
Halesowen -1 1 £33,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 874 (39.40%) Windows
2 872 (39.31%) SQL Server
3 841 (37.92%) MS Excel
4 815 (36.74%) SQL
5 665 (29.98%) .NET
6 612 (27.59%) C#
7 475 (21.42%) VMware
8 474 (21.37%) ASP.NET
9 471 (21.24%) Active Directory
10 376 (16.95%) HTML
11 357 (16.10%) Microsoft Certification
12 356 (16.05%) SharePoint
13 351 (15.83%) CSS
14 346 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
15 339 (15.28%) MS Office
16 337 (15.19%) JavaScript
17 333 (15.01%) ITIL
18 309 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
19 308 (13.89%) MS Exchange
20 292 (13.17%) MVC
21 290 (13.07%) Citrix
22 266 (11.99%) jQuery
23 260 (11.72%) Windows Server 2008
23 260 (11.72%) SQL Server 2008
24 240 (10.82%) .NET Framework
25 231 (10.41%) Hyper-V
26 230 (10.37%) T-SQL
27 221 (9.96%) Degree
28 213 (9.60%) Cisco
29 212 (9.56%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 356 (16.05%) SharePoint
2 308 (13.89%) MS Exchange
3 144 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 124 (5.59%) IIS
5 109 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 84 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 78 (3.52%) SharePoint 2010
8 69 (3.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 66 (2.98%) BizTalk Server
9 66 (2.98%) Lync
10 50 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
11 40 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
12 28 (1.26%) CMS
13 22 (0.99%) Umbraco
13 22 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 21 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2000
15 20 (0.90%) SAS
16 18 (0.81%) WebSphere
16 18 (0.81%) Tomcat
17 15 (0.68%) Apache
Applications
1 841 (37.92%) MS Excel
2 339 (15.28%) MS Office
3 58 (2.61%) MS Project
4 50 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 44 (1.98%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.36%) Simulink
7 8 (0.36%) Fireworks
7 8 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
8 7 (0.32%) TargetLink
8 7 (0.32%) Stateflow
9 6 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.18%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.18%) SPSS
12 3 (0.14%) RoboHelp
13 2 (0.090%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.045%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.045%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 137 (6.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (3.43%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (1.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 25 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.59%) Agresso
6 8 (0.36%) Line 500
7 6 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.14%) Servitor
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.090%) Summit
10 2 (0.090%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.090%) Maximo
10 2 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.090%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.090%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.090%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.090%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.045%) SAP xRPM
Cloud Services
1 111 (5.00%) Office 365
2 95 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (0.99%) SaaS
4 8 (0.36%) IaaS
5 6 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.23%) GitHub
7 1 (0.045%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.045%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.045%) PaaS
7 1 (0.045%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 144 (6.49%) LAN
2 137 (6.18%) SAN
3 133 (6.00%) Firewall
4 124 (5.59%) TCP/IP
5 119 (5.37%) DNS
5 119 (5.37%) WAN
6 77 (3.47%) DHCP
7 68 (3.07%) VPN
8 59 (2.66%) Internet
9 42 (1.89%) NAS
10 27 (1.22%) VoIP
11 26 (1.17%) Unified Communications
12 25 (1.13%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (1.04%) Wireless
13 23 (1.04%) VLAN
14 22 (0.99%) IP Telephony
14 22 (0.99%) iSCSI
15 19 (0.86%) Network Security
16 17 (0.77%) NetScaler
16 17 (0.77%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 872 (39.31%) SQL Server
2 260 (11.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 197 (8.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 190 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 116 (5.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 116 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 110 (4.96%) Relational Database
7 96 (4.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 55 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
8 55 (2.48%) RDBMS
9 40 (1.80%) MS Access
9 40 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
10 39 (1.76%) Oracle Database
11 28 (1.26%) MySQL
12 21 (0.95%) DB2
13 20 (0.90%) Cognos Report Studio
14 19 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
15 17 (0.77%) Cognos Analysis Studio
15 17 (0.77%) OLAP
16 16 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 165 (7.44%) Visual Studio
2 88 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (2.25%) NUnit
4 46 (2.07%) Subversion
5 37 (1.67%) MSTest
6 33 (1.49%) Rhino Mocks
6 33 (1.49%) Moq
7 32 (1.44%) Git (software)
8 11 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 10 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 7 (0.32%) LLBLGen Pro
10 7 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (0.32%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.32%) NetAdvantage
10 7 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
11 6 (0.27%) Hudson
12 5 (0.23%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.18%) MorphX
13 4 (0.18%) JIRA
General
1 212 (9.56%) Finance
2 68 (3.07%) Advertising
3 46 (2.07%) Retail
4 45 (2.03%) Automotive
5 44 (1.98%) Marketing
6 42 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 34 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.22%) Legal
9 17 (0.77%) Banking
10 16 (0.72%) Back Office
11 15 (0.68%) Front Office
12 12 (0.54%) Law
13 9 (0.41%) Electronics
14 8 (0.36%) Billing
15 7 (0.32%) Local Government
16 6 (0.27%) Games
17 5 (0.23%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.23%) Investment Banking
18 4 (0.18%) Aerospace
19 3 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 678 (30.57%) Developer
2 424 (19.12%) Analyst
3 231 (10.41%) .NET Developer
4 189 (8.52%) Consultant
5 125 (5.64%) Software Developer
6 121 (5.46%) Support Engineer
7 120 (5.41%) Administrator
8 119 (5.37%) Senior Developer
9 114 (5.14%) Support Analyst
9 114 (5.14%) Architect
10 111 (5.00%) C# Developer
11 83 (3.74%) C# .NET Developer
12 82 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
13 73 (3.29%) Project Manager
14 71 (3.20%) DBA
15 64 (2.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 64 (2.89%) Team Leader
16 63 (2.84%) Service Analyst
17 61 (2.75%) Business Analyst
18 60 (2.71%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 665 (29.98%) .NET
2 474 (21.37%) ASP.NET
3 376 (16.95%) HTML
4 351 (15.83%) CSS
5 266 (11.99%) jQuery
6 240 (10.82%) .NET Framework
7 187 (8.43%) Ajax
8 169 (7.62%) XML
9 155 (6.99%) ASP.NET MVC
10 144 (6.49%) WCF
11 131 (5.91%) HTML5
12 121 (5.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 103 (4.64%) Web Services
14 73 (3.29%) WPF
15 68 (3.07%) LINQ
16 63 (2.84%) CSS3
17 55 (2.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 51 (2.30%) AngularJS
19 43 (1.94%) WinForms
20 38 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 167 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (3.02%) Clustering
3 64 (2.89%) Management Information System
4 61 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 35 (1.58%) Inversion of Control
6 31 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
7 28 (1.26%) Statistics
8 27 (1.22%) User Experience
9 25 (1.13%) Blackberry
9 25 (1.13%) Mobile App
10 24 (1.08%) Visualisation
11 19 (0.86%) Open Source
12 17 (0.77%) Client/Server
13 16 (0.72%) Mathematics
14 14 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
15 13 (0.59%) FlexPod
16 12 (0.54%) Replication
17 11 (0.50%) Data Structures
17 11 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
18 10 (0.45%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 874 (39.40%) Windows
2 260 (11.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 169 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 157 (7.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 155 (6.99%) Linux
6 143 (6.45%) Windows 7
7 77 (3.47%) Windows 8
8 76 (3.43%) UNIX
9 59 (2.66%) Windows XP
10 35 (1.58%) Solaris
11 31 (1.40%) Android
12 26 (1.17%) Windows Vista
13 18 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
14 15 (0.68%) Ubuntu
15 14 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (0.54%) CentOS
16 12 (0.54%) Windows 2000
16 12 (0.54%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 5 (0.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
2 333 (15.01%) ITIL
3 292 (13.17%) MVC
4 183 (8.25%) CRM
5 182 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
6 149 (6.72%) Project Management
7 132 (5.95%) Scrum
8 123 (5.55%) TDD
9 120 (5.41%) Web Development
10 112 (5.05%) Software Engineering
11 91 (4.10%) OO
12 85 (3.83%) Service Delivery
13 84 (3.79%) Migration
14 80 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
15 74 (3.34%) Time Management
16 72 (3.25%) ETL
17 71 (3.20%) PRINCE2
18 69 (3.11%) Mentoring
19 67 (3.02%) E-Commerce
20 63 (2.84%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 815 (36.74%) SQL
2 612 (27.59%) C#
3 337 (15.19%) JavaScript
4 230 (10.37%) T-SQL
5 185 (8.34%) VB.NET
6 75 (3.38%) Java
7 72 (3.25%) VB
8 58 (2.61%) PHP
9 56 (2.52%) PL/SQL
10 54 (2.43%) C++
11 46 (2.07%) VBA
12 43 (1.94%) PowerShell
13 35 (1.58%) VBScript
14 28 (1.26%) C
15 26 (1.17%) XAML
16 17 (0.77%) Python
16 17 (0.77%) VB6
17 12 (0.54%) X++
18 8 (0.36%) VC++
19 7 (0.32%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 357 (16.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 221 (9.96%) Degree
3 160 (7.21%) MCSE
4 99 (4.46%) Security Cleared
5 84 (3.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 79 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
7 76 (3.43%) MCP
8 74 (3.34%) SC Cleared
9 73 (3.29%) MCSA
10 71 (3.20%) MCITP
11 68 (3.07%) MCTS
12 57 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
13 53 (2.39%) Citrix Certification
14 51 (2.30%) CCNA
15 44 (1.98%) MCSD
16 40 (1.80%) CCA
17 32 (1.44%) CCNP
18 26 (1.17%) MCAD
19 25 (1.13%) VTSP
20 17 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (6.27%) SLA
2 44 (1.98%) QA
3 22 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.14%) WAI
8 2 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.045%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.045%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.045%) COBIT
System Software
1 471 (21.24%) Active Directory
2 309 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 231 (10.41%) Hyper-V
4 135 (6.09%) vSphere
5 80 (3.61%) XenApp
6 58 (2.61%) VMware ESX
7 46 (2.07%) XenDesktop
8 29 (1.31%) Terminal Services
9 25 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 20 (0.90%) vCloud
12 12 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 12 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
14 5 (0.23%) XenServer
15 4 (0.18%) RHEV
16 3 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
17 2 (0.090%) Squid
17 2 (0.090%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 56 (2.52%) SCCM
2 40 (1.80%) SCOM
3 32 (1.44%) Nagios
4 30 (1.35%) Backup Exec
5 27 (1.22%) NetBackup
6 25 (1.13%) WSUS
7 24 (1.08%) SCDPM
8 17 (0.77%) SCVMM
9 11 (0.50%) XenMobile
10 10 (0.45%) Data Guard
10 10 (0.45%) MOM
10 10 (0.45%) SCSM
10 10 (0.45%) SCOrch
10 10 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 6 (0.27%) ARCserve
13 6 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 6 (0.27%) Windows Intune
14 4 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 475 (21.42%) VMware
2 290 (13.07%) Citrix
3 213 (9.60%) Cisco
4 141 (6.36%) Oracle
5 120 (5.41%) HP
6 107 (4.82%) NetApp
7 88 (3.97%) EMC
8 82 (3.70%) IBM
9 48 (2.16%) Symantec
10 47 (2.12%) Red Hat
11 41 (1.85%) Cognos
12 39 (1.76%) Dell
13 36 (1.62%) Apple
14 35 (1.58%) Adobe
15 31 (1.40%) Business Objects
16 24 (1.08%) Twitter
17 22 (0.99%) SAP
17 22 (0.99%) Avaya
18 21 (0.95%) Juniper
19 16 (0.72%) DevExpress
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